[SOLVED] accidentally removed files with mv command
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I did something silly with my Raspberry Pi, running Raspbian.
I misused the "mv" command, not specifying a target filename. I tried to move an entire folder, and everything in it, but I just specified a path, and not a target filename, and thereby removing my entire video library.
The problem is, the files still take up space on the harddrive. I'm not sure how to clean that up.
I'm trying to dig through my command history, not sure... could it be this one?
$ sudo mv ./serier ./downloads/serier
There was a directory 'serier', that I was trying to move into the 'downloads' directory. But I failed, and when looking in the intended target directory, it was empty. The command removed what was in the target directory before firing the command.
Hmm.. This command should have done the trick... The only thing is that if ./downloads/serier existed prior to the mv command, then the initial directory will be copied inside that one (end-resulted path being ./downloads/serier/serier)... Other than that, the command is ok and you should have all the files in there..
If there still is a problem (missing files but occupied space), you need to run e2fsck on the partition..